Ballot Measures

| 05.17.11 4:39 pm

 In a few hours we’ll know a lot about the future of Clackamas County.

Our Sellwood Bridge is one of the most structurally unsound bridges in the country, and is literally falling to pieces. Will we be able to afford to rebuild it?

Will the 30,000 of us who cross the Sellwood Bridge daily have to cope if the bridge collapses? Or will we step up and protect this vital piece of our transportation infrastructure.

| 05.10.11 9:49 am

There’s only one week left until ballots are counted and two very important elections are coming down to the wire. Both of these campaigns need your help today.

Clackamas County Measure 3-372: Building a New, Safe Sellwood Bridge

| 05.02.11 3:00 pm

With ballots arriving this past weekend I want to encourage all OLCV members and Portland residents who care about the environment to vote YES for Portland Schools. I especially encourage you to vote yes on 26-121, the new school facilities bond measure.

| 04.26.11 10:52 am

At our 14th Annual Celebration for the Environment, Governor John Kitzhaber offered stirring remarks about the importance of the OLCV and our work on myriad conservation issues. And he affirmed his commitment to work with us to protect Oregon's great natural legacy for future generations. 

Here's just a small sample of his remarks:

Since I was last in office, you have had a truly productive eight years – organizing, educating, and sometimes scratching and clawing to protect Oregon’s land, air and water for future generations. 

| 04.19.11 9:56 am

At this year's OLCV Annual Celebration dinner, we debuted a video featuring several Oregon business leaders, conservationists, and elected officials as they look back at the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. They go on to talk about the critical work that OLCV does to protect Oregon's environment and create jobs at the same time.

Click below to watch the video:

Andy Maggi | 03.22.11 12:13 pm

With a little more than three weeks to OLCV's Annual Celebration for the Environment, things at OLCV HQ are getting pretty exciting. We're making a video, lining up a DJ, selling tickets and tables... and we're getting closer to announcing the 2010 Katy Daily Volunteer of the Year!

Toby Van Fleet | 11.19.10 2:19 pm

A great op-ed by Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen and OLCV Executive Director Jon Isaacs published in today's Oregonian points out the important message about the overwhelming success of environmental initiatives on Oregon's November ballot: 

| 11.03.10 3:04 pm

The 24 hours after polls closed on Tuesday were tough. But yesterday afternoon, we finally got the news we were confident we’d hear: John Kitzhaber has been elected Oregon’s next governor! We knew it would be a tight race, but thanks to OLCV supporters around the state, the environmental community played an important role in making sure Oregon did not let Chris Dudley become Oregon’s environmental disaster. Check out the story in The Oregonian.

| 10.31.10 8:24 pm

We're almost there. Election Day is tomorrow and OLCV staff and volunteers have talked to thousands of voters to Get Out the Vote and make sure OLCV-endorsed candidates win. Many races around the state are going to be very close, and the governor's race is tied. We've got a great opportunity to elect pro-environment candidates around the state. Getting those ballots turned in is how we win.

| 10.14.10 10:47 am

Momentum is building for a Kitzhaber win as ballots arrive in mailboxes this week.

On Monday, Rasmussen Reports, a notoriously Republican-leaning pollster, showed John Kitzhaber with a two-point lead over Dudley. Last month the same polling showed Dudley leading by five--that’s a seven-point swing in one month. The race is still considered a toss-up by experts across the political spectrum, but these numbers show that the tide is starting to turn: now we need to ride it.

Oregon League of Conservation Voters | 133 SW 2nd Ave., Ste. 200 | Portland, OR 97204 |  Phone: 503-224-4011 | Fax: 503-224-1548